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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    It's been over half a year

    since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my apartment and I suddenly felt... empty. Empty in a whole new way. I felt like I watching a movie inside my head. Like those hands...
    iiSabishii iiSabishii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Not physically. At least not anymore. But I always wanna put myself in danger. I always talk to people who I know will just hurt me. I always do dangerous things, especially if I...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I used to cut myself like two years ago. With some counseling, I managed to stop. And I've promised some of my friends I won't do it ever again. But sometimes its just so hard. I...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My marriage has finally broke what little self esteem that I had. I have always been a sad person. I have moments of happiness. I always felt different within my family. I was the...
    ShineAndRise ShineAndRise 31-35 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I sleep walk and wake up with cuts and bruises that scare me sometimes, because I never remember exactly how! Am also a bit clumsey and sometime cut my hands during arts and...
    buglivesinshit buglivesinshit 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Everybody needs love. I've spent my time trying to dispute that; trying to convince myself that there is no need for it, but alas to no avail. So now i supplement my lack of real...
    EndSeeker EndSeeker 18-21, M Jul 15

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    Don't. Don't. Don't. Stop it. Weak. You are so freaking weak. Get a f**ing grip!! Don't throw it all away. Nothing is wrong. Why do I feel this way???
    NowGoBringMeTheHorizon NowGoBringMeTheHorizon 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I just posted a really depressing post about how I feel about my life, but I've realised I never express myself never express how I truly think or feel. Everything has been so...
    stev1009390 stev1009390 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't want to live alone, I want a family, so I'm willing to give myself selflessly.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I disguise myself in a personality that suits to others well I never really feel true or what I want to say In my head never comes out onto my lips, I can see how they effect the...
    mandahafley mandahafley 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I live in a town. This town was so completely made me can't be myself. I used to be what others want to be. Cause if not, u'll be have "no friends". Well, I went in a high school...
    Vienne97 Vienne97 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    My daemons are screaming at me telling me I need to, I want to, I have to. I scream "NO!" Want to put it down but my hand just won't let go
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I really want to cut my wrist. I have not cut in 3 weeks and I really want to right now
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm a recovering cutter and i can't take the stress and erges I'm going through right now. I battle depression and my parents are fighting right now I just want to take the glass I...
    smilethroughit55 smilethroughit55 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I really want to cut. But I made a promise to people that I won't cut. I just want to die now.
    Melove2012 Melove2012 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want that clarity it gave me the first time and only time but if I do I will lose everything .. I hate that the one thing that gives me strength is the one thing I cant do .
    kaysdee kaysdee 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Really? You want to see this like why please tell
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    I want to cut so bad right now. I work at a summer camp though and they noticed my scars last year. So they always keep an eye out to see if they are fresh. If they're fresh I get...
    virginiamarie94 virginiamarie94 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I want to learn new things, gain experience and become better as a person.
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Not suicidal or anything, just want to see how people feel doing it. Happy? Sad? Tired? Don't know.
    HerWeirdSide HerWeirdSide 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    ...and if I'm being honest, sometimes I never want to give up this bad habit. How can something capable of killing me make me feel alive? Right now it's the only thing that's...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am an ex cutter if anyone needs to talk I am here,I know how it is to want to be able to control the pain yourself but its not worth the scars,I am just lucky mine have faded...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I want a Ana buddy. Someone to trade tips & to be able to just team up with me . Someone to understand and keep us both going . Anyone ?
    XooLilBarbieXoo XooLilBarbieXoo 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Recently I've wanted to cut again. I've been thinking a lot about my parents and how dumb they are. Then just last week my cousin told me that my mom was pregnant when she married...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Having a hard time letting go and moving on :(
    Confusedchic44 Confusedchic44 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I don't always think about the past but when I do I tend to ruminate and feel guilty and it just sucks cuz can't change the past so why freak out about it x.x
    hellookbye hellookbye 18-21, F Jul 22

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    so today I was cleaning my room & my sister had her crayon box in my room. & i opened it up & found a hand held sharpener. & the razor blade was off. So I looked around in the...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Someone help.. I Wanna Cut, please chat With me now!!
    pinkunicornforever pinkunicornforever 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I am so big now that my life partner ,Gloria had to buy me a custom bed that helps me sit up
    Rhondalynne Rhondalynne 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    There is so much **** going on with me.That and i done some vary ******* wrong things i feel like i deserve that pain
    LoveIsreal27 LoveIsreal27 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    It's been a few years, and I need to give in. It's either drugs or alcohol. I need a release before I release my negative emotions.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Hi. My name is Evan, I am 14, I live in the u.s. and I am a gainer. I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, and anim, I am a very annoying person, and I am sorry for that...
    GhostInDaCloset GhostInDaCloset 13-15, M Jul 17

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    this is the 18th of July 2014 and I have decided to become a better person so help me God
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    And am trying. Despite how assistance died in 1492. Or was it 1904. Or was it 1872. Well. Regardless of when i am trying.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    Tonight it's on with someone
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 19

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    I almost made it... Fasted all day today but we went to dinner and threw a fit when I said I wasn't hungry, so I had to eat. I feel huge and gross. Tried doing sit-ups but the cuts...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    If there was a time machine I would use erase all of my life time to become a baby again and I will never go back to be a big kid
    babybinky15 babybinky15 13-15, M Jul 21

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    In order to find yourself you need to know who you are. All of the things that you've encountered in your past needs to be properly & maturely dealt with. So many think running...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    But only for the right guy !
    JessaRayLynn JessaRayLynn 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not nude I mean at least not right away
    JessaRayLynn JessaRayLynn 18-21, F 8 Responses